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flooding. it is clear outside right now, but another storm is moving in. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. we have team coverage for you. heather ishimaru is monitoring slide conditions in san mateo county and alan wang is in santa rosa whenner they are bracing for more -- rosa where they are bracing for more heavy weather there. >> and now sandhya patel with a look at what is coping next. >> what is coming next is a slow-moving soaker for the bay area. let's go to live doppler 7hd right now, and i will show you what it looks like from that perspective. we have very light, spotty showers showing up around cloverdale. most of the activity is long gone. we have two more storms coming. the other is getting close to the bay area and the last in the series will arrive over the weekend. we will start with storm number two. tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m., north of santa rosa and it is really light rain, and the rain stays north of there until 1:00 p.m. when it starts
to shift southward. really by 5:00 p.m., it begins to move in across the coastal areas, the heaviest rain is focused in ukiah. that's not where the focus will remain. i will be back with a closer look at that storm, and it will dump some heavy rainfall. impressive totals coming up in a few minutes. carolyn? >> thank you. the brunt of the storm swept through before noon. despite the warnings it still caught some people off guard. alan wang is live where one couple almost ground. almost drowned. alan? >> carolyn, the santa rosa creek is behind me and we are told a number of homeless people live along its banks. when the storms come the waters can rise and fall quickly, and today two people and their dog found out the hard way in santa rosa an inch of rain fell before 10:00 a.m. it rushed through the creek where a homeless couple and their dog were taking shelter in this culvert. >> they were violently pushed
out of the culvert. >> he were swept into the -- they were swept into the water and suffered exposure and cuts. firecrews are bracing for more trouble as we head into the weekend. >> the national weather service is indicating that the next couple of storms are going to be slower moving with a little bit more rain. there certainly would be the potential for problems. >> nearly an inch of rain fell on downtown petaluma and with more systems lined up off the coast, the low-lying areas aren't taking any chances. she is helping her father protect the family business, packing dozens of sandbags. >> there are so many doors around the building that just 30 or a different number will not be enough. >> ironically they make video pipeline inspection cameras that assess storm water damage. it suffered major damage during the new year's day flood of 2005. >> it is how high the water was in this whole area.
the rain was immense. and this building happens to be right at the base. all of the structures are elevated a few feet. but there is water here and it is like being in the valley. >> these two trees fell across the road west of santa rosa in the town of occidental. but it was a a few downed trees. they are expected to pack a stronger punch and with the ground beginning to saturate we could see more of this. more than 3,000 people in sonoma county lost power during today's storm. but tonight pg&e says only 16 customers are without power. reporting live in sonoma county, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. in marin county crews are on stand by for the theks several days. storm drains were cleared, but a few areas experienced the usual high tide flooding. the concern now is that local creeks could over flow and flood. well take a look at the
flooding in mill valley. they are sitting in water because the heavy rained combined with high tide is a common problem here. >> in the east bay the ground was saturated just enough in martinez to topple this tree on brown street. pg&e made repairs and the street is open once again tonight. and a downed tree caused major back ups. heavy rain and fog made it so difficult to see that the chp slowed down to keep drivers safe. cal trans is keeping a close eye along eye 1. it it has chronic problems during heavy rain and it is not the only one either. heather ishimaru is live in daly city where the flooding is a worry there as well. heather? >> reporter: dan, this is the daly city vet that was inundated by mud a couple weeks ago. here the slide covered the road. down on highway 1 cal trans is worried about the road itself sliding away.
the coast can be as beautiful as it is treacherous. heavy rains called forecloser than usual monitoring -- for closer than usual monitoring of highway 1 that is prone to rock slides and worse. in 1995 and in 2006 the hillside separated from itself and it headed for the water below calling months long closures. the locals know rain can take away their north-south route between pacifica and monterra. >> i have seen that through earthquakes and i have seen it be closed for a year. i have seen everybody get rerouted up thine 2 and down 280. it wouldn't be the first time it has happened. >> cal trans is thinking about cleaning out the storm drain. a superintendent drives the highway every day for a visual inspection. and their electronic monitors are alarm sounds in oaknd la. he commutes every day. >> i had no idea. i am glad they are checked
out. >> he has no car, but walks along it trying to hitch a ride. >> you can look and see where they have put up support and if one side of the highway falls in, usually the other side of the highway is golden. >> reporter: in daly city, hey bales are lined up at the bottom of a hillside after a watermain break two weeks ago. the city has spent a half a million dollars shoring up the slope that sits above dozens of homes. the mudslide buried a park and some parked cars and heavy rain threatened to cause a repeat mess. >> the devil's slide shouldn't be a concern much longer. the tunnel replacing the unstable highway are set to open early next year. heather ishimaru, abc news. >> thanks, heather. look at this picture sent in from a viewer. a tree fell right on top of this truck here in newark as the storms continue throughout the week. please e-mail us your photos.
you can also share them on our facebook page or twitter feed. >> we will get as many on the air as we can. stay with abc news for continuing coverage as the series of storms moves in. live coverage continues at 4:30 a.m. with abc7 morning news and we will have live updates for you all day long. highway 880 is now open, though inspectors are on the scene evaluating the marina boulevard overpass. it may be examined by two crushed cars that fell off the back of a truck 2:30 this afternoon. inspectors had to shutdown two lanes on 880 while they investigated. those lanes reopened in the last hour. a couple of cars actually crashed into those crushed cars that fell off the truck. one lane on marina boulevard remains closed as inspectors continue to do their work, but traffic is moving once again. and late today prison officials denied parole for one of the kidnappers.
now fred woods seen in prison abducted school children in 1976. they drove them to a quarry in livermore and locked them in a buried moferg van. the 26 children and their bus driver managed to dig their way out after 16 hours. that was before the kidnappers could deliver their $5 million ransom demand. he was released from the men's colony from san luis obispo, but the parole board denied his released saying he would take full responsibility for his role in that crime. dan noyes was at the prison and he will have exclusive new details of the kidnapping tomorrow on abc7 news at 6:00. a grounds keeper is being called a hero after he pulled two women from a burning rv. it started in the camper and parked outside a home about 8:30 this morning. the man who wants to stay anonymous saw the flames from the school across the street where he works. he sprang into action to save the women inside. >> they were trying to escape.
one of them severely burnt her hand, and they were not able to get out. they were banging and yelling. mr. hernandez somehow pried and got the door open and got a garden hose and distinguished a certain amount of the fire. >> and this little guy, a three -month-old puppy was in the burning rv. he is expected to be okay. still to come, growing concern about safety in oakland. tonight we hear from the parents of two teens killed over the weekend. >> and an outrageous jewelry store heist. the video police hope will track down the two guys responsible. >> and the secret plan to set off a nuclear bomb on the moon. plus -- >> i'm bill weir. dan, carolyn, coming up, the balls have bounced and the numbers drawn, but is there a winner in the biggest pay day of powerball history? our conversation with brad pitt
the murders of two teenagers in oakland is under scoring the fear that criminals are getting bolder by the day. tonight police officers offered advice to people living in the danger zone. abc7 news reporter leslie brinkley has that and the parents of both young victims. >> my daughter was not where she was supposed to be. i begged and pleaded with her to stay off the streets of oakland. she was supposed to be at a friend's house. you know, it is bad out there in oakland right now. >> 15-year-old raquel and her 16-year-old friend bobbie were gunned down here on this east oakland street corner early sunday morning as a car drove by and opened fire. >> when i went to the morgue or the coroner's office i couldn't believe it was my daughter. >> i don't know. just worship -- for all of the parents out there, worship every moment you can with your children. you never know when they will be gone. >> just two and a half miles away from the murder scene in
this elementary school residents gathered for a briefing by police about how to protect themselves. >> well, we have had a spike in crime. more armed robberies, more brazen broad daylight attacks, and so people are more concerned. people have been held up in front of their homes and on their doorsteps in broad daylight at the bus stop. >> there was even a session for nonenglish speakers. >> there is a perception that asian folks are carrying a lot of cash is what we've heard and what the police have been telling us. asians have seemed to be targets. >> how not to be a target? the advice is don't carry a purse. keep your cell phone out of sight, and most of all don't be distracted. in oakland, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> tonight oakland police are looking for a missing girl with autism. 16-year-old cheyenne white was last seen near fruit veil --
fruitville plaza in yoga pants in a hoodie. her father believes she was lured from the care home where she lives by a group of boys. there is video of an outrageous jewelry store robbery. these men wearing masks raced in on university avenue. one man can be seen pointing a gun at customers and employees while the other begins smashing display cases and grabbing everything he could. the two men got away in a gray vw jetta with north carolina plates. >> there are at least two winning tickets sold in the $579 million powerball jackpot sold in arizona and mow month mow, 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and the powerball is 6. more than 160 million tickets in all were sold. this is the largest powerball jackpot in history. the odds of winning are 175
million to 1. >> those aren't great odds. >> not great odds, but two lucky people -- well at least two lucky people. >> that's a lot of money. let's turn our attention to the weather and another storm series coming through. >> sandhya patel is tracking that for us. >> carolyn and dan, one storm blew through this morning. two more are coming. live doppler 7hd, and we have it on radar, and it is still tracking a couple of light showers. very spotty around cloverdale and near the clear lake area. we do have storm number two coming, and that will bring us some more rain. check out this picture. it was sent by -- sent to my twitter page. and he said the street has one drain, and it floods from time to time especially during a downpour. this was in fremont. santa rosa over an inch and oakland .23 and san jose .16. peak wind gusts 65 to 75 miles an hour. the photo you are looking at,
you may be seeing scenes like this over the next several days. we do have more rain coming. so just be careful. the temperatures right now are in the 50s, and here are the highlights. the next storm in the north bay is thursday by midday. wet and windy for the entire bay area on friday and saturday. and it is going to be stormy on sunday morning with some flood concerns as we head into the weekend. here is a look at the storms. storm number two will bring heavy rain. it spreads south very slowly between thursday and friday. storm number three is coming through over the weekend with widespread wind and rain from saturday afternoon through sunday. so let's take a closer look at what is coming, 11:00 tonight maybe a few spotty showers. 5:00 a.m. for the commute north of santa rosa and we will see some rainfall really not expected to be heavy. the rain line starts to move farther south by 1:00 p.m. but it is really not until 5:00 p.m. we start to see some rainfall across the coastal areas and spreading a little more to the south.
heaviest rain is still focused north of santa rosa at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. that front is approaching, and as it slowly sags south which is why we are concerned about the heavy nest of the rain, 5:00 a.m. on freeway day it is going to get nasty for the morning commute when many are traveling with innedy -- with wind econ decisions. we will see scattered showers through the rest of friday and going into saturday. the next batch of heavy rain gets in here on saturday afternoon with storm number three. that's when we will see the wind pick up and the thunderstorm potential is there of the -- is there. the north bay mountains up to 10 inches of rain. that's nearly a foot by 4:00 p.m. on saturday. and that does not include the entire storm on sunday. 3:00 -- three to 6 inches in the santa cruz mountains. south bay 1 to 2 inches. so urban and small stream flood advisory will likely get issued. certainly a flood watch is
going through the weekend for lake county, mendocino county and it runs through sunday afternoon. the wind advisory from 4:00 p.m. tomorrow until 1:00 p.m. on friday. the same areas are getting covered. gusts to 45 miles an hour. trees could be down and power lines down. the winter storm warning goes up in the sierra from 4:00 p.m. and we are talking up to 30 inches of new snow above 7,000. the southerly winds up to 80 miles an hour. upper 40s to mid50s. grab your umbrellas as you head out the door. you will likely need them in the north bay first. mid50s to mid60s tomorrow afternoon. and then by evening the rest of the bay area will need them. wet, windy and possibly thunder on friday, saturday, sunday morning stormy and then it starts to wind down. but more rain in the forecast now. this is the latest update tuesday into wednesday. lisa argen will be here from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
this is pretty remarkable. newly unclassified documents show there was a planned nuclear explosion planned for the moon. it was conceived during the cold war and the plan called for a ballistic missal to be launched from the earth. they considered using a bomb about the size of the one dropped on hiroshima, but a year later the u.s. dropped the project. >> can you imagine that? we are getting ready forayeders day -- for raiders day on december 6th. it will kick off with a -- with the abc news at 4:00. we will broadcast the game against the den -- the denver broncos. e-mail your fan photos to you report at kgo-tv.com. fun stuff. >> and larry beil and mike shumann will have a special show leading up to that. >> you can't get better
okay, if i am alex smith, i am not a happy camper. i am a team player, but how did i lose my job after taking the 49ers to the nfc title game last year? and now i am a back up to a rookie quarterback with two wins to his credit? jim harbaugh named kaepernick as the starter against the rams. he left the door open saying it was a week to week situation saying never assume anything. you take a chance with a young kaepernick going into the home stretch. we asked him how alex took the news. >> alex has been great. he helped me a lot. he helped mooy a lot last year going through -- he helped me
a lot last year. how we are going to read different progressions and things like that. he has been a great help to get me where i am at right now. >> he is a class act all the way. he will prepare and that's what we expect. >> no, you don't say sorry. what you do is pack kaep on the back and say he played great and we will go out to continue to win football games. >> he is on his way out of oakland. he was held out of practice because of an undisclosed team-related issue. he is still on the roster as of tonight, but he said on his facebook page he is no longer a raider. he struggled on and off the field since he was the eighth overall pick in 2010. he could be released tomorrow. baseball's hall of fame ballot for 2013 was out with barry bonds and roger clemens and sammy sosa on it. the results announced a january 9th. bonds the all-time homerun champ and won seven mvp's.
candidates need 75% of the vote for induction. this year's crop have been linked to steroids. they have to decide whether drug allegations will keep them out of cooperstown. to the hardwood and stanford hosting seattle university in a nonconference match up. they are coming in 4 and 3 and they were without their point guard missing because of a bum ankle. a break from game planning at ucla on friday. he will have a monster game. the follow-up jam. and he is a shot blocking machine. the game tied at 50. houston space up jumper and two of his seven points. a little pump fake and he had 13 rebounds. less than a minute to go. and there is block number 10. stanford wins it by 1168-57.